Suspect caught in hit-and-run that killed grandmother on Detroit's west side

Posted at 1:44 PM, Dec 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-01 18:14:35-05

Police say a suspect has been caught in a hit-and-run accident that occurred on Detroit's west side Thursday evening. 

A grandmother was struck and her granddaughter was also injured. 

The grandmother -- who was using a walker while crossing the road -- did not survive her injuries. 

Toashia Hardy tells 7 Action News that her 53-year-old mother Vanessa Larkins was going to the store with her 15-year-old granddaughter when a speeding driver struck them in order to run a red light. 

It happened at the intersection of West Warren and Penrod on the west side at about 6:30 pm.

"By the time I got here, she was rolling my mother over. She was unconscious, but breathing. My daughter is sore, too. My mother took most of the impact" says Hardy.

"Cars speed up Warren and my mother is in a walker. Why are you speeding towards them?" says Hardy.

Toashia hopes her daughter will be released from the hospital soon.